Inspired by Reni Eddo Lodge and her best selling book Why I’m No Longer Talking to White People About Race, Mariya bint Rehan has decided to channel that same energy for conversations about religion Content Note: discussion of Islamophobia and link to an Islamophobic YouTube video in this article. I’m quite a talkative person, but… Read More
The Catholic Church is giving perpetrators of child abuse a free pass – and UK law is allowing it
The antiquated legal allowances afforded to confession practices fall into sharp relief against the ever-increasing securitisation of Muslim communities writes Hodan Yusuf Read More
Theresa May’s real Easter message: colonial nostalgia and hypocrisy
By Ali Meghji Easter celebrates the resurrection of Christ. But Theresa May’s Easter message displayed another type of resurrection, that of a nationalism which reeks of Empire, colonialism, and religious superiority. The Prime Minister spoke of the role that Christian values have to play in British society. Yet, Christian values, just like any other… Read More
When the sacred becomes dogmatic, a fascist ideology prevails
French Muslim women: the `infidels’ of the Republic by Kamal Ahamada When four armed policemen surrounded a Muslim woman lying down fully dressed at the beach of Nice and forcing her to strip off for the reason that she was not wearing “an outfit respecting good morals and secularism”, it was reminiscent of a morality… Read More
Mama Won’t Allow Me To Be Jewish
Racism from within the community pushes Jews of color out by Veronica Brown-Comegys This article was originally published on Fédération Internationale des Juifs Noirs. On the Thursday before Mother’s Day, my deceased, Catholic, African-American mother told me that she did not want me to remain Jewish. It seemed as if she snatched me out of Congregation Shaarey… Read More
After Chakrabarti: We Need to Talk About Zionism
by Hilary Aked The left should “stop talking about Zionism”, Labour’s Jon Lansman argued recently in the wake of a row that engulfed the party over anti-Semitism and anti-Zionism and led to the Shami Chakrabarti Inquiry. The inquiry, which was released yesterday, suggests a better way forward. Chakrabarti, who disclosed that she had joined the… Read More
Today an icon was killed: His name was Amjad Sabri
by Jamal Mehmood After the master Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan, there are few artists of the Qawwali tradition who are better known than Amjad Sabri. He sadly passed away today after being gunned down in Karachi, a city that has been marred by politically driven target killings and terrorism for far too long (though in… Read More
The Poll Dance of #WhatBritishMuslimsReallyThink
by Raf Muslims are isolating themselves in ‘Muslim Ghettos’ the way David Cameron’s Dad isolates his family’s wealth in a secretive tax haven. They are rabidly homophobic, Facebook friends with ISIS, and generally want to impose a tax on non-Muslims entering their Halal curry houses in Old Blighty. Who has concluded this? Trevor Phillips –… Read More
What makes a ‘good’ Muslim community?
by Rohail Ahmad On 29th March 2016, Douglas Murray wrote an article entitled “The questions nobody wants to ask about Asad Shah’s murder”. In this article, he praised the Ahmadiyya community as being a peace-loving and laudable community, perhaps the epitome of what a Muslim community should be like. It is true that the Ahmadiyya community is… Read More
If Muslim women’s clothing makes them consenting slaves, who are their slave masters?
by Shohana Khan Last week French Women’s Rights Minister Laurence Rossignol likened how Muslim women dress to being in collusion with slavery, roundly offending a vast number of groups. Quite an achievement. She was closely followed by the co-founder of Yves Saint Laurent, Pierre Berge, who claimed that the fashion world should not get their hands… Read More
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